new still life paintings in oil
2012 Jun 22 - 5 Aug
Reception for the Artist Saturday, Jun 23, 5 - 7 p.m.
This solo exhibition by is comprised of 25 paintings in oil on board--images of
arranged fruits, vegetables, garden flowers and plants juxtaposed
with found objects. The work is both gorgeous and slightly edgy,
masterfully capturing the real, but often overlooked, vitality that
her subjects hold. Ms. Lamb's paintings are much more than thoughtful
renderings of inanimate objects. They are careful studies of what
lies beneath what the eye perceives.
"My interest is to take the ordinary and make it unique," says Ms. Lamb, adding that all the objects she paints are "familiar to everyone and therefore often taken for granted." Judith Lamb seeks to compose and execute those objects so that "their beauty becomes apparent."
Claude LeSuer, ARTspeak, writes: "Judith
Lamb is a meticulous realist who has the admirable restraint never
to push the visual metaphor too far. She imbues simple fruits and
vegetables with a sense of mystery and foreboding. Her respect for
the simple everyday integrity of her objects makes them all the
more poignant and symbolically potent."
Ms. Lamb, a native New Yorker who moved to Delaware
County in the early 1980's has been painting all her life. After
experimenting with different styles of painting, she discovered
that still life was the perfect vehicle for her temperament. "I
love being alone in my studio, juxtaposing found objects that have
attracted my eye with fruits and vegetables from my garden,"
says the artist, adding that "creating a still-life arrangement
is a puzzle." When the puzzle doesn't work for whatever reason,
Lamb must stop and rearrange the table. "There is a peace and
silence in this process that I find therapeutic," she says.
Her still-life process is deeply thought out and acutely felt by
Judith Lamb holds a Master of Fine Arts degree
from Columbia University and has exhibited widely in both New York
City and the Catskills, from the Meisner SoHo Gallery and Salmagundi
to the Yager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta and Carrie Haddad
Gallery in Hudson.
Basket of Lemons on Lace, 12" x 16" SOLD
Basket of Mineola Oranges, 16" x 20" SOLD
Cracked Art Deco Vase, 16" x 20" SOLD
Basket of Pumpkins, 18" x 24"
Blue Bowl with Berry Branch, 9" x 12" SOLD
Bowl of Cantaloupes, 14" x 18" SOLD
Bowl of Pears with Rosehip, 14" x 18"
Calla Lily, 7" x 5" SOLD
Calla Lily with Rosehips, 7" x 5" SOLD
Gardenia, 7" x 5" SOLD
Glass Bowl with Eggplant, 12" x 16" SOLD
Hanging Artichokes on a String, 14" x 18"
Pears in Ironstone Bowl, 11" x 14" SOLD
Nasturiums I, 9" x 12" SOLD
Nasturiums II, 8" x 10" SOLD
Pear in Broken Wine Glass, 10" x 8" SOLD
Plate of Pears with Dogwood and Lace, 11" x 14" SOLD
Plate of Red Potatoes, 5" x 7" SOLD
Potatoes in Basket on Lace, 12" x 16" SOLD
Potted Anthurium, 18" x 24"
Potted Oxalis with Mannequin Hand, 16" x 20"
Red Potatoes in Hanging Wire Basket, 12" x 16" SOLD
Tomtoes in Wire Basket, 14" x 18"
Vase of Sunflowers, 24" x 36" SOLD
Plate of Peaches on Lace, 11" x 14" (image not available)